Vladimir Polypropolene: the DNR commented on Russia’s recognition of issued in the Donbass documents
The President of Russia Vladimir Putin has signed the decree about recognition of the Russian Federation documents issued to citizens of Ukraine and stateless persons permanently residing on the territories of separate districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions. On Saturday, February 18, the press service of the Kremlin. The decree comes into force from the date of signing.
These measures are temporary and will apply until a political settlement of the situation in these regions. Until this happens, Russia is recognized as valid identity cards and birth certificates, documents on education, qualifications, conclusion and termination of marriage, name change and death, as well as certificate of registration of vehicles and registration plates issued in the territories of these areas.
The owners of the identity of these documents will be able to enter Russia without a visa.
What areas of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions are meant in the text of the decree is not specified.
In early February, appeared in the media information that holders of passports issued by the authorities of the breakaway republics of Donbass can use the services of Russian Railways, airlines, hotels. The Kremlin said that Moscow does not recognize these documents at an official level. “We are talking about individual solutions, which could be municipal, local authorities and various companies, based solely on humanitarian considerations, guided by the need to do humanitarian assistance to these people”, — explained press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov.